Daylighting Inside and Out

Sponsored by Milgard Windows & Doors

Learning Objectives:

  1. Examine the beneficial effects of daylight on building occupants.
  2. Discuss unconventional daylighting options with windows and skylights for energy conservation and healthy natural ventilation.
  3. Describe unconventional daylighting options with French doors, patio doors and sliding glass walls that increase views and decrease need for artificial lighting.
  4. Examine case studies where adding extra natural lighting played a major part in the design of a green building.
  5. Calculate potential daylighting credits for green building certification.

Credits:

AIBD
1 AIBD P-CE
GBCI
1 GBCI CE Hour
HSW
1 AIA LU/HSW
IACET
0.1 IACET CEU*
AAA
AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
AANB
AANB 1 Hour of Core Learning
AAPEI
AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour
MAA
MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
NLAA
NLAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
NSAA
NSAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
NWTAA
NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
OAA
OAA 1 Learning Hour
 
This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines.
This course is approved as a Structured Course
Approved for structured learning
Approved for Core Learning
This course is approved as a Core Course
Course may qualify for Learning Hours with NWTAA
Course eligible for OAA Learning Hours
This course can be self-reported for Learning Units to the Architectural Institute of British Columbia

Exposure to natural light is beneficial for building occupants on many levels. We all know it intuitively and we feel better in interior spaces with natural light. Plus, studies conclusively demonstrate measurable benefits for health, moods, learning, and productivity. The time-honored method for allowing natural light into a building is, of course, through windows. However, there are many more strategies for bringing natural light into and throughout a building. This course explores the sometimes-overlooked strategies for the flow of natural light into and throughout a building, including light tubes in closets, French doors in interiors, natural-light-flooded stairwells, sliding glass walls, and more. Before we discuss each design strategy for bringing in more natural light, we will review the proven benefits of natural light on building occupants.

Daylighting

 

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